Movie Academy Sets Careers In Film Summit; AFM Lines Up Speakers; Napa Valley Film Festival Slate – Film Briefs

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its fourth annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, followed by summits in Atlanta on November 3, London on November 12, and New York in April…

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its fourth annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, followed by summits in Atlanta on November 3, London on November 12, and New York in April 2019. The events will give high school and college students the opportunity to learn about careers in the industry with panels featuring Academy governors and members and industry professionals. The Los Angeles panelists…

Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Narrative, Documentary Feature Selections

The 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival has selected its first wave of films in the narrative feature and documentary feature categories. The 18 chosen movies will screen from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. Narrative pics include “Grace,” directed by Devin …

The 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival has selected its first wave of films in the narrative feature and documentary feature categories. The 18 chosen movies will screen from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. Narrative pics include “Grace,” directed by Devin Adair and starring Katie Cassidy, Tate Donovan, Matthew Lillard, Mircea Monroe, Debby Ryan, and Missi […]

Napa Valley Film Festival Awards Go to ‘Stuck,’ ‘Skid Row Marathon’

The Napa Valley Film Festival has awarded “Stuck” with the narrative feature prize, which included a cash prize of $10,000 presented by Meadowood Napa Valley, while “Skid Row Marathon” took the doc award with a $10,000 prize. Giancarlo Esposito and Amy Madigan star in “Stuck,” a musical about strangers stuck on a N.Y. subway train. […]

The Napa Valley Film Festival has awarded “Stuck” with the narrative feature prize, which included a cash prize of $10,000 presented by Meadowood Napa Valley, while “Skid Row Marathon” took the doc award with a $10,000 prize. Giancarlo Esposito and Amy Madigan star in “Stuck,” a musical about strangers stuck on a N.Y. subway train. […]

Napa Valley Film Festival Honoree Nancy Meyers Lauds Women for Speaking Out

Director/writer Nancy Meyers discussed the revelations of sexual assault coming almost daily out of Hollywood during a celebrity tribute to her at the Napa Valley Film Festival on Thursday. “My mind is blown, I didn’t know,” Meyers said. “I really feel for these women and they are doing something amazing for all of us.” She […]

Director/writer Nancy Meyers discussed the revelations of sexual assault coming almost daily out of Hollywood during a celebrity tribute to her at the Napa Valley Film Festival on Thursday. “My mind is blown, I didn’t know,” Meyers said. “I really feel for these women and they are doing something amazing for all of us.” She […]

Napa Valley Film Festival Rises After Fires Devastate Region

Watching as Northern California’s wine country became engulfed by flames that scorched 220,000 acres and claimed the lives of 42 people, Napa Valley Film Festival co-founders and directors Marc and Brenda Lhormer teetered on the brink of canceling this year’s fete. “During the first days, we only were hearing and fearing the worst,” says Marc […]

Watching as Northern California’s wine country became engulfed by flames that scorched 220,000 acres and claimed the lives of 42 people, Napa Valley Film Festival co-founders and directors Marc and Brenda Lhormer teetered on the brink of canceling this year’s fete. “During the first days, we only were hearing and fearing the worst,” says Marc […]

Napa Valley Film Festival to Proceed as Planned in Aftermath of Fires

The Napa Valley Film Festival has announced that it will proceed with next month’s festival and donate 10% of the proceeds to the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. The region has been hit hard by aggressive wildfires that began on Oct. 8 and killed at least 41 people in Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, and […]

The Napa Valley Film Festival has announced that it will proceed with next month’s festival and donate 10% of the proceeds to the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. The region has been hit hard by aggressive wildfires that began on Oct. 8 and killed at least 41 people in Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, and […]

Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Line-Up, Celebrity Tributes

The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) has announced its complete 2017 line-up, including opening night film “The Upside” and closing night film “Molly’s Game.” The festival, which will take place November 8-12, also released a list of special events and celebrity tribute honorees in anticipation of the seventh annual showcase of independent cinema. The food, […]

The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) has announced its complete 2017 line-up, including opening night film “The Upside” and closing night film “Molly’s Game.” The festival, which will take place November 8-12, also released a list of special events and celebrity tribute honorees in anticipation of the seventh annual showcase of independent cinema. The food, […]

Napa Valley Festival’s Artist-in-Residence Program Connects Indies

This year’s narrative and documentary feature competitions include 20 projects vying for grand prizes of $10,000 and bottles of wine, awarded to one narrative film and one doc. While all would love to walk away with the top prize, directors are already winners as they’re invited to participate in the festival’s Artists-in-Residence Program. When people… Read more »

This year’s narrative and documentary feature competitions include 20 projects vying for grand prizes of $10,000 and bottles of wine, awarded to one narrative film and one doc. While all would love to walk away with the top prize, directors are already winners as they’re invited to participate in the festival’s Artists-in-Residence Program. When people... Read more »

Napa Valley Film Festival Cooks Up Tasty Slate of Films

Thanks to its convergence of film, food, and wine, the sixth annual Napa Valley Film Festival, running Nov. 9-13, has emerged as a festival favorite among Hollywood. Held in the villages of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga, the five-day affair is attracting 120 independent films and 300 filmmakers who will enjoy access to 150… Read more »

Thanks to its convergence of film, food, and wine, the sixth annual Napa Valley Film Festival, running Nov. 9-13, has emerged as a festival favorite among Hollywood. Held in the villages of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga, the five-day affair is attracting 120 independent films and 300 filmmakers who will enjoy access to 150... Read more »

Matthew McConaughey to Be Honored at the Napa Valley Film Fest

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will receive a tribute award at the Napa Valley Film Festival in November. His latest film “Gold,” an adventure drama directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan, will screen at the festival on at 9 a.m. Nov. 10. “Gold” centers around Kenny Wells (McConaughey), a prospector desperate for a lucky break, who teams… Read more »

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will receive a tribute award at the Napa Valley Film Festival in November. His latest film “Gold,” an adventure drama directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan, will screen at the festival on at 9 a.m. Nov. 10. “Gold” centers around Kenny Wells (McConaughey), a prospector desperate for a lucky break, who teams... Read more »